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NHS Lothian – Measles Alert

We are alerting you about a measles outbreaks which is sweeping across Europe and other parts of the world. The highest number of cases to date in 2018 are in Romania (2712), France (2173) Greece (1 948) and Italy (805) respectively.

Twenty two deaths have also been reported by these countries in 2018. Of particular concern is the situation in France and Italy where the numbers of cases are doubling monthly. In the previous year, 14 813 cases of measles were reported across Europe. Since this resurgence in 2016, there have been 49 deaths due to measles. (more…)